Delaware March 21, 2017
9 Gorgeous Lakes In Delaware That You Must Check Out This Summer
Delaware is full of lakes and ponds, and they’re the best to explore when the weather warms up! Enjoy a picnic on the shores, try your hand at fishing, or paddle out on a kayak, paddle board, or canoe with your friends and family. There are so many great ponds and lakes in Delaware that are the perfect backdrop to an afternoon in the sun. What are you waiting for? Check them out!
1. Moore's Lake, Dover
Moore's lake is a huge lake right in Dover that is popular for fishing and paddling It's gorgeous and not far at all from downtown - just a few minute drive, or a ten minute bike ride.
S State Street and Pugh Ave, Dover.
2. Records Pond, Laurel
Laurel is a beautiful town right on Broad Creek, and many people come here to enjoy a day out on Records Pond. I love to kayak and paddleboard here and then grab lunch in downtown Laurel. It's one of the best warm weather day trips in the state!
Willow Street, Laurel, DE
3. Lums Pond, Bear
Lums Pond State Park is a great place to visit if you like water views. In fact, you can even check the pond out from the sky in the Go Ape Treetop Adventure course, where you'll zipline over the pond itself several times.
1068 Howell School Rd, Bear
4. Silver Lake, Dover
Silver Lake is another great Dover destination, where you can fish, paddle, or picnic. If you're near the capital, mix it up and alternate between day trips to Moores and day trips to Silver Lake. Both have so much to offer!
Lewis Mill Dr, Dover
5. Killens Pond, Felton
Killens Pond is so much more than just one of the prettiest lakes in Delaware - it even has a full waterpark! Check it out and make Killens Pond in Felton a camping desination for your family this summer. Spend one day out on the lake in a kayak, and the next splashing around in the water park!
5025 Killens Pond Rd, Felton
6. Lake Como, Smyrna
Lake Como is a favorite destination for families with young swimmers. Swimming in the ocean can be intimidating, so a calm and clean lake is a great introduction to open water. Lake Como is beautiful and serene year round.
420 S Dupont Blvd, Smyrna
7. Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Trap Pond is another beautiful pond in Laurel, and it is unique because of the gorgeous baldcypress trees that you can paddle out between! This is my favorite place to Kayak in Delaware.
33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel
8. Becks Pond, Newark
Becks Pond is another popular fishing and picnic destination. It's usually pretty quiet, even though it's right in Newark, so it's a great way to get away from the usual New Castle County crowds.
827 Salem Church Rd
9. Bellevue State Park
Bellevue State Park's walking path takes you to the beautiful reflecting pond where you can really appreciate the parks' nature. I love walking around here on cool summer days, and then visiting the rest of the park!
800 Carr Rd
I love hanging out at all of these state lakes and ponds! If you’re looking for the best outdoorsy things to do in Delaware after you’ve checked all of these beautiful lakes you, you’ll love our
Delaware outdoor bucket list.